Republican Senate candidate hits out at ‘gender-bending’ people in horrific anti-feminist rant
A candidate for the US Senate has lashed out at “gender-bending” people in a horrendous rant.
Courtland Sykes, who is running to be the Republican candidate in Missouri, also called feminists “she-devils” and said he expected his fiancée to have dinner ready for him every night.
Sykes, who is running for the chance to take on female Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, has previously spoken out in support for disgraced former judge Roy Moore.
The Republican candidate for Alabama’s US Senate seat, who has said that “homosexual conduct” should be illegal, ended up losing to Democrat Doug Jones in December.
Before Moore lost, Sykes posted a 39-minute video in which he spoke of his “unequivocal support” for Roy Moore, who he called “a great American and conservative legend.”
Sykes is now facing a backlash after a response he gave to a question about women’s rights was made public.
The candidate responded to the question – which was simply “Do you favour women’s rights?” – with a long, rambling response which attacked feminism in general.
“I want to come home to a home-cooked dinner at six every night, one that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have my daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives,” he wrote about his fiancee, Chanel Rion.
Speaking about his daughters, he said: “I don’t want them [to] grow up into career-obsessed banshees who [forgo] home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she-devils.”
Sykes added that that “radical feminism” had a “crazed definition of modern womanhood.”
He continued: “They made it up to suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads.
“Men and women are different and gender-bending word games by a goofy nest of drugstore academics aren’t going to change anything – except the fantasy life of those confused people in ivory towers.”
His comments provoked jokes and outrage on social media.
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“This afternoon in IS THIS REAL?” writer Rebecca Traister wrote on Twitter.
“I worry that ‘nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she-devils who shriek from the top of a thousand tall buildings’ is going to be hard to fit on the front of a t-shirt,” journalist Jennifer Wright tweeted.
On a downbeat note, one person wrote: “Courtland Sykes is a disgrace and doesn’t deserve a single vote, but he’ll get votes.
“In fact, this will give him more votes.”